Potions are great little minor items, they can be a nice reward for players if you don’t want to drop a permanent item. You can also trial powerful existing potions or your own homebrew potions to see how powerful they are as your players can only use them once unlike permanent items.
The inspiration for creating my own potions comes from other games! Other Roleplays, Computer games, LARP and even Film/TV. Whether it’s Liquid Luck from Harry Potter (See Below), or one of the Dozen potions from Skyrim!
If anyone else has some Homebrew potions out there let me know.
A sparkling gold syrup.
You may drink this potion as a bonus action, for the following 8 hours you may re-roll any results of a 1 on Ability Checks, Attack Rolls and Saving Throws.
A thick bubbling purple ichor in a sealed glass jar.
You can take 1 minute to apply this blood to a suit of armour (Tiny, Small or Medium), the creature wearing the armour then gains Resistance to all Non-Magical Bludgeoning, Slashing and Piercing Damage for 10 minutes. After the duration the armour corrodes and is destroyed.
Oil of Silver
A glistening vial of pure liquid silver.
You may coat this Oil as an Action to one Slashing or Piercing Weapon or up to 3 pieces of ammunition, for the next minute all attacks made by the weapon or ammunition are considered Silver for the purpose of overcoming Damage Immunities and Resistances.
Potion of Resolve
A dirty brown frothing brew.
You may drink this potion as a bonus action, for the following hour you are immune to the Frightened Condition.
Potion of Endurance
A glimmering red and orange swirling liquid in a glass flask.
You may drink this potion as a bonus action, for the following 1 hour you gain advantage on all Death Saving Throws.